September 15, 2022
Mayor Zdravko Dimitrov and Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Krasimir Papukchiiski discussed the breakthrough under the Central Station, the city railway and the lifting of the Plovdiv-Karlovo railway line.
The National Railway Infrastructure Company (NRI) will include among its priorities in the next program period the lifting of the Plovdiv-Karlovo railway line in the section between Plovdiv Central Station and Filipovo Railway Station, informs “Darik”.
The administration will provide the NKŽI with the municipal properties that fall within the area of the route, to prepare a PUP and to determine the number and locations of possible future stops.
The elevation of the railway line will help to relieve the traffic between the “West” and “Central” regions, enabling the development of alternative transport.
The readiness of NKŽI and the Municipality of Plovdiv for joint work in the construction of a future urban railway, part of which will be the raised section of the Central Station – Filipovo railway station, was also discussed. Within 10 years, it will be of prime necessity to ease traffic in the city.
Regarding the “Moder – Tsarevets” tunnel, the deputy minister stated that a main road should not be closed in the south-north direction without providing the citizens with other means of movement.
He guarantees that the reconstruction of the Concrete Bridge will start after the break is released.
Mayor Zdravko Dimitrov assured him that the contractor of the connection is ready to speed up work on it, but another project is stopping him.
“We expect the waterworks to carry out the activities under their project, which in one part overlaps with that of the municipality. “Immediately after that, the builder will speed up his activities and by May next year the connection will be built and put into operation,” the mayor also said. Until the closure of the facility above the railway lines, the reconstructed “Dame Gruev” street will also be opened.
The facility itself above the railway lines will be worked on in two stages, in the first stage the route will be built over the tracks, and in the second stage the interchanges in the east and west direction will be made and it will be connected to Hristo Botev Boulevard.